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Mrs. Sara Eppinga:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Eppinga, Sara

Iowa (IA)  
United States of America (US)
Workshop Presentations2013 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2013, KS)
2013 MPE Conference & Curriculum Fair (2013, MO)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The Logic of English: A New Way to See Words
Have you always believed English is illogical and inconsistent? In this workshop your understanding of English will be transformed! Sara Eppinga will reveal phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. No longer will you need to tell your children “that is an exception” when they misread or misspell a word. Learn (1) The rule which explains the two sounds for C in “accent” and describes more than 6,000 words! (2) Three of the nine reasons for a Silent Final E, (3) Why we drop the Silent Final E in “servicing” but not in “serviceable,” and much more! (4) Why many math and science-minded kids struggle with reading and spelling. Don’t miss this revolutionary workshop. You will leave wondering why someone didn’t tell you this in kindergarten.

Getting Kids Fired Up About Words: Discovering Morphology
Did you know that English spelling reflects both sound and meaning? Mastering a language as large as English requires understanding how words are formed.
Learning the meanings of roots, prefixes, and suffixes transforms vocabulary development, spelling, and reading. Participants not only discover how English words are built, but practical ideas for integrating this information into their homeschools. While taking a new look at the structure of words, we play games, demonstrate how to introduce words found in history, math, and science, and discover how fun learning vocabulary can be. You will leave this workshop inspired and hungry for more. Each participant receives a detailed handout that can be used with students of all ages.

Soaring, Not Struggling: Preventing and Teaching Struggling Readers and Spellers
Reading and spelling are complex skills that involve the mind, muscle memory, learning styles, and the heart. Join Sara as she opens your understanding to why many students struggle. Practical information is interwoven with stories from her own experiences. She also shares NIHCD research that demonstrates the power of systematic, multi-sensory teaching for all students. In this workshop learn:
• Why oversimplifications, such as teaching S says /s/, discourage math and science minded students.*
• How to correct reversals.
• Ways to teach to the strengths of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners while strengthening their weaknesses.
This workshop lays the foundations for teaching reading and spelling, aids teachers in selecting curriculum, and helps teachers heal and guard their students’ hearts from discouragement.
*Did you know? S says /z/ 70% of the time, including simple words like “is.”


Sara's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother of four.
  • Logic of English representative
Eppinga's Bio

Sara Eppinga lives in Sioux Center, IA, with her husband and four children ages 5, 7, 8, and 9. She has homeschooled and successfully used the methods taught in The Logic of English. Since 2008 she has worked with Denise Eide, author of Uncovering the Logic of English and The Logic of English series of curriculum and learning materials. As a Logic of English representative, Sara strives to bring this logical and fun way of teaching reading and spelling to other educators and students who are seeking to master English reading and spelling.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Sara Eppinga and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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